Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has written as many as 80 letter to the PM since he took as the reins of the state three years ago. Virendra Singh Rawat reports. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who minces no words in attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, has also been exhibiting undying zeal in writing direct letters to the Prime Minister on all and sundry matters. 'Man of Letters' Akhilesh has written about 80 letters to Modi in his three-year ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav behaved entirely in character when he broke ranks with the Congress and backed the Bharatiya Janata Party in the monsoon session, says Aditi Phadnis On June 12, 2012, they were a united front in a joint hunt for a President of India. On June 15, 2012, it became clear that Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee were not on the same page. She wanted somebody ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance leaders have attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for his statement that Bihar assembly polls is a fight between 'backward versus forward' forces. Senior BJP leader and union minister Radha Mohan Singh said for Lalu backward means himself and his own. “But for the BJP backward classes mean all. The BJP enjoy support of mandal (the Mandal commission) as well as kamandal (the Hindu ascetics' urn),” Singh ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Having spent three-and-a-half years fighting many odds, including those on account of his closest kin, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is now seeking to devote the remaining 18 months of his tenure to casting the state in a new mould, reports Sharata Pradhan. Realising that creating employment was the urgent need of the hour in the country’s most populated state where the youth had chosen him as their hope against perennial despair; investment was clearly on his ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Opposition parties lashed out at the ruling Samajwadi Party after photographic evidence that state-owned UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam`s managing director RK Goel publicly touched the feet of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at a rally in Mainpuri on Sunday. Read this ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Known for his controversial comments, BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday stoked a fresh controversy when he attacked Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav over the latter's gangrape' remark. Addressing a gathering at his Lok Sabha constituency Nawada, Giriraj slammed Mulayam Singh, stating, "He believes gangrape is not possible. Since he is an elderly person we can't even ask him whether he has any experience of rape?"Mulayam ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Why Bihar is important for BJP and Modi Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates with Virat Kohli after a dismissal . Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images Indian cricketers got much-needed match practice as they enjoyed an upper hand on all three days against Sri Lanka Board President's XI in the tour opener that ended in a tame draw in Colombo. While the batsmen did not exactly set the stage on fire in the second innings getting all out for 180 but the bowlers kept the pressure, restricting hosts to 200 for ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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